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North Idaho This week

RLM Disciplemakers Men’s Breakfast –One breakfast, two Hub locations today, 8-10 a.m. Post Falls Hub in the RLM2 auditorium at Real Life Ministries, 1866 Cecil Road, Post Falls; and Rathdrum Hub, Golden Spikes Community Center, 8580 West Yosemite St. (509) 944-0156.

Culture & Theology Lecture Series at The Kroc Center – All lectures begin at 7 p.m. “Sexual Identity & Identity in Christ,” Thursday; “The Importance of Doctrine,” Sept. 26; “I Don’t Have Enough Faith To Be An Atheist,” Oct. 9 at The Kroc Center, 1765 W. Golf Course Road, Coeur d’Alene. Free, register to reserve a spot. (208) 667-1865.


Sara Weaver on Forgiveness – The daughter of Randy Weaver will speak Aug. 31, 6 p.m. at Cabinet Mountain Calvary Chapel, 136 Calvary Way on state Highway 200, Clark Fork. Free, requesting canned of food for the Clark Fork Food Bank. (208) 266-1911.

Living a Generous Life: Returning God’s Gifts Conference and Workshop – Sept. 6 at 6:30 p.m., Sept. 7 workshops from 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. and Sept. 8 presentation from 7-9 p.m. at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 1036 W. A St., Moscow. Keynote speaker is Dr. Mark Powell. Registration for Sept. 6-7 is $100/with banquet and lunch, Sept. 6 $35/banquet only, Sept. 7 $75/conference only. Proceeds benefit Family Promise of the Palouse. Call to register, (208) 882-3915 or visit


Faith @ Home Monday Night Hub – Mondays, 5:30-8:30 p.m. at Real Life Ministries, 1866 Cecil Road, Post Falls. Free fellowship includes a meal and a class for everyone. Register online for adult classes at Child care available upon reservation. (208) 777-7325, ext. 134.

A Course in Miracles – Meets Thursdays, 7 p.m. at Liberty Services, 1042 W. Mill Ave., Suite 207, Coeur d’Alene. Facilitated by Mark Snider, (208) 777-1996.

Early Risers – Thursdays, 7 a.m. at Community United Methodist Church, 1470 W. Hanley Ave., Coeur d’Alene. Enjoy coffee, prayer, fellowship and Bible study. (208) 765-8800.

Spirit Cinema Circle – Third Friday of each month, 7-9 p.m. at Unity Church of North Idaho, 4465 N. 15th St. $3. (208) 664-1125.

Spokane Valley This week

Free Community Lunch – Each Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from noon-1 p.m. through Aug. 29 at Spokane Valley Community of Christ, 11515 E. Broadway Ave. (509) 990-5224.


Yard Sale Fundraiser – Aug. 24 from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. at Advent Lutheran Church, 13009 E. Broadway. Proceeds benefit the 2015 Youth Gathering Mission Trip. Donations accepted through Aug. 23 at the church. (509) 928-7733.

Summer Festival in the Park – Eastpoint Church is hosting festivities Aug. 25 at 11 a.m. at Liberty Lake Pavillion Park, 727 N. Molter Road. Event includes worship, activities for kids, live music and free snow cones. (509) 533-6800 or (509) 295-7030.

Spokane This Week

Obon Festival – Today, 2-8 p.m. and Sunday, 4-7 p.m. the Spokane Buddhist Temple, 927 S. Perry St., will revive its annual Obon celebration honoring ancestors. (509) 534-7954.

Community Hymn Sing – Sunday, 3 p.m. at First Free Methodist Church, 1725 W. Courtland Ave. (509) 534-8080.

Hike at Riverside State Park – Meet Sunday at 1 p.m. at the parking lot at Pettet Drive and TJ Meenach Bridge for an easy hike to Bowl and Pitcher. Bring water and snacks. Sponsored by St. John’s Cathedral. (509) 838-4277.

Church in the Park with Westminster Community United Church of Christ – Sunday worship, 10:30 a.m. at Cowley Park, corner of Sixth and Division Streets. Bring a chair, blanket and picnic lunch. (509) 624-1366.


Rummage Sale Fundraiser – Aug. 24. 8 a.m.-2 p.m. in the Great Hall at St. John’s Cathedral, 127 E. 12th Ave. Proceeds benefit St. Andre’s School in Cazale, Haiti. (509) 838-4277.

Concert in the Park with Moran United Methodist Church – Aug. 24 featuring free performances by the Turner Sisters, Sweet Grass and Daze Out at the church, 3601 E. 65th Ave. A pie social will follow. (509) 448-7102.

Neighborhood Picnic and Ice Cream Social – Aug. 25, noon-3 p.m. at St. Nicholas Orthodox Church, 1325 E. Queen Ave. Donations for ice cream will benefit Women’s Hearth in Spokane. (509) 484-1604.

“Raiders of the Lost Ark” Outdoor Movie – Aug. 26, 8:30 p.m. at St. John’s Cathedral, 127 E. 12th Ave. Soda and popcorn available, proceeds benefit the Dinner Table Ministry at Holy Trinity Church. (509) 838-4277.

Eastern Washington Upcoming

Developing Meditative Concentration Labor Day Retreat – Aug. 30 at 5 p.m. through lunch Sept. 2 at Sravasti Abbey, 692 Country Lane, Newport. The silent retreat will be taught by Tibetan nun Venerable Thubten Chodron. An initial offering of $100 is requested, applications are available online at (509) 447-5549.

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